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Meditation*** E1 5b

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[A beautiful evening in Chee Dale, 2 kb]Although a little polished, this Chee Tor classic offers great climbing at the grade with two distinct and contrasting crux sections. Climb the groove to a rest and thread. Delicate moves right allow access to the upper groove which is left with a hard pull past good gear to excellent finishing holds. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.Moran, G.Traish 4.8.77 04/Aug/1977

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: A beautiful evening in Chee Dale © Steph
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 220 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Charlie UKC

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/14

MrBIond - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Ed Teale

mrteale - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with MrBlond

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14 with rachel slater

In the fading light in shoes a few sizes too big as I moronically forgot mine, though wouldn't have had time to lead anyway. Ace climbing with apparently mostly good footholds move with commitment and you shall be rewarded.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd - 02/Jul/14 with Bubbles

Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/14 with Jonathan H

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 26/Jun/14 with James Hoyes

Batt - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with James Hoyes

Found this quite hard. Was relieved to get to the good rest at the bottom of the upper groove. Found the upper groove and top out ok. Good gear throughout used at least a dozen quick draws.
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Rachel B

found the moves easier this time but whereas i took less than 20 mins on the onsight i spent 45 minutes on the repeat, way too obsessed with my gear placements...
leon - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Alex

Hannes B - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with John Br

Brannock - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14

found this quite delicate in places but strenuous and awkward in others, polish hardly noticeable. holds appear when you need them.
jmills94 - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with sam

mike mo - Lead - 2014

Hannes B - 2nd - 07/Sep/13 with Debbie B

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Awsome route, found the last moves hard for the graid, one rest on the rope
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with Simon huges

Alex@home - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/13 with leon

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

The moves aren't to bad but I found it tricky to read.
leon - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Tom Doldon

Hidden - 07/Jun/13

kermit_uk - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/13 with Andey Janezko

Clean and chalked. A little dust but easily removed. As always I found it hard.
harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with Colin Struthers

Hannes B - 2nd - 05/Sep/12 with Magnus, Roald, Tom

Great route, with an interesting finish.
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Hannes

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/12

Nice moves on good gear.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with julie carroll

JaseSSDD - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/12 with Ian Barker

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew

first peak lime route, one fall
deacondeacon - Lead - 26/Mar/12

tlmarjot - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12 with Mark Almack

Shauna - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

JulesV - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Brown - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Ryan

Superb route. Sustained 5a all the way with a couple of trickier sections and perfect wires throughout. Chee Dale muddier than the Somme.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Mike

Pleasent,very thoughtful - meditative I guess. Nowhere hard just thoughtful and with good gear.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with misha

akhughes - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Brannock - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Colin Scotchford - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

Soooo close to an O/S, got to the break and all!
shafiq lalloo - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with rikbattye

rikbattye - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/11 with shafman

fun route. nice climbing throughout.
al123 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with hannes

Hannes B - 2nd - 05/Aug/11 with Emlyn

Very hot in the sun and made a bit of a meal of it.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Andy

Brian Rodgers - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/11 with Esther Bott

Found fairly straight-forward for E1, but still one of the best on Peak Limestone
Joughton - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11

Nice route
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Bryony Weathers

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11

bigdrew - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Charles Moreton

Classic route. Really enjoyable.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Simon

cem - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11 with Chris Parson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with loundsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

Probably be OK on a cool day.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/11 with Tom Reed, Martin Haworth

Fantastic route, sustained and pretty hard for the grade.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Andy

Tremendous route. The traverse at the thread and the move at the top of the groove both felt 5c to me.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with chris fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Mega classic! Brilliant moves throughout at the grade and really enjoyable. Various tricky bits but didn't really recognise a specific crux
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/May/11

IAmAStone - 2nd - 02/May/11 with Tom Ramsden

polish detracted from the moves
caradoc - Lead - 01/May/11 with john b

A great route! Very polished and a slightly meandering line but pretty sustained, great moves on great holds!
madasten - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Miquel, Shaun

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2011 with Dan Lane

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

First "proper" E1 lead. Very good climbing, had to think a bit. Felt safe with all the in-situ gear left on it!
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Owen, Aengus

Wow. Limestone's hard
Cake - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jeff, Angus

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko, Sam Dixon

Beta from watching Andy lead it earlier. Traverse tricky, classic route
Sam1991 - Lead β - 04/Sep/10 with Matt

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mark R

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Mike, Alan

Abevan - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with james walker

Great route, rest not as good as expected. Top not as hard as expected.
migs493 - Lead β - 07/Aug/10 with Jon L

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/10

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Ben Wills

catblack - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Andy Barker

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw

EXCELLENT :D - the move at the top wasn't as stopper as the guide suggested, thought the traverse to the tread and supposed rest spot was harder.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with john Bramwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

smudge - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Will Kelsall

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Bart, John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/10

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 24/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

RalphC - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Wil

cem - Lead rpt - 16/May/10 with Graham Dolman

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 15/May/10 with Sarah

Aweosme route, 2 in-situ threads and a wire at the bulge at the top, crux was quite tricky, none of the holds are quite as good as i'd have liked.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Laurie Carefoot, Martin Kocsis

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Pown - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

I'll claim the on-sight! ;|
tom.e - Lead - 28/Apr/10

Really, really good! Will go back on a good day and attempt to lead it!
BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/09

Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with dave johnson

on Lee's gear, confident I could have placed them all myself. brilliant moves especially the steep finale.
GuyVG - Lead β - 09/Sep/09 with Al and Lee

Almost like climbing a route at the wall - but much better.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Misha

Led on Brian's gear to save time, very nice and not too polished.
Misha - Lead - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/09

amazing.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Pete Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Ivan Green

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Sarah

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Phil Jennings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/09

david morse - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with todd

Hidden - Lead β - 10/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

Phil Jennings - Lead dog - May/09 with Dave Musgrove

Missed hold for the traverse bit, just plain knacered at the top...keeps coming at you
Sankey - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/08 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Stephen

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Nick Willis

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with james

Stig - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/08 with Greg

Boy - 2008

Year a guess.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2008 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

v.jester - Lead β - May/07 with alex

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Tom Lawrence

Ian Jones - 2007

keith leonard - Lead - 2007

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/06 with Andy Benson

Rowansb - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/06

tried last year got to the top crux and didn't get the small wires on the right so it felt really bold and i bottled it. took a while this time (intense heat) got the bomber rock 1 and 2, climbing is really easy when you know where the holds are (quite blind) hard E1 5b. 3* classic **50th E1 lead**
Alex Mason - Lead - 05/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/06 with Martin Hore

Stig - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/06 with Karl Walton + Chris

chrishedgehog - 2nd dnf - 10/Feb/06 with Karl

Boy - 2006

Stig - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Geraldine Lawless

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

great, great route. look forward to doing it again in 2006
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Mason

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Ben1983 - Lead rpt - Jun/04

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman

nige - Aug/03 with mark hounslea

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/03

Hidden - 2003

SarahM - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/02 with Skygodley

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

bullybones - 2002

Ropeboy - Lead - 23/Jul/01

skygodley - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/01 with SarahM

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/96 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/95

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/95

jamiev - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/94 with Jack Hunt

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/94

Billg - Lead O/S - Jul/94

rob.grafton - Lead - 03/Jun/94 with Bruce

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/May/93

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Roget - Lead O/S - 23/May/92

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 02/May/92 with Mike Block

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/91

Hidden - 1991

Neil R - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/90 with Sharon

mattnuttall - Lead - 06/Jun/90 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/89

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/89

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/88

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/87

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/86

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/86

sadams - Lead - 03/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

Derek Furze - Lead - 1986

Mike Owen - 29/Sep/85 with Harold Walmsley

andy gittins - 1985

shark - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/84 with Phill Dickens

neilh - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/84 with kevin glass, dave croker

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/May/84

Gezzer - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/83

Ian Jones - 1983 with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/82

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/81

Andy Stephenson - Lead - 04/Apr/81 with Chris Plant

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/80

Mark Kemball - Lead - 17/May/80 with Andy Stephenson

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hard 5c0 of 73
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easy 5c9 of 73
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Style of ascent

Lead148 of 220 (67.3%)
Followed57 of 220 (25.9%)
Unknown15 of 220 (6.8%)

'Climbed'76 of 220 (34.5%)
clean O/S99 of 220 (45.0%)
clean β7 of 220 (3.2%)
clean rpt25 of 220 (11.4%)
dogged10 of 220 (4.5%)
dnf3 of 220 (1.4%)